A group of Regina Public School teachers chose In This Together as their July bookclub pick. Follow their weekly discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #2k16reads.
“Why do some wounds take so long to heal? The answer, as it relates to Canada’s indigenous people, becomes clear in this slim but worthy anthology…” —Winnipeg Free Press
Collection editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail speaks with CBC Edmonton about what compelled her to commission the essays and what she hopes to achieve with the book.
In This Together is selected as one of four titles on Edmonton LitFest’s 2016 Summer Reading List.
Danielle Metcalf-Chenail joined two essay contributors, as well as Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief Stacey Laforme and Elder Garry Sault in a panel discussion at Toronto’s Fort York Historic Centre’s Fourth Annual Indigenous Arts Festival.
“In This Together is a poignant anthology . . . An exceptional and important read.” —Broken Pencil
“In This Together. . . Deserves to be bought and read.” —Walrus
Listen here for the the audio version of Shelagh Rogers’ conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair, which was transcribed for In This Together.
“In This Together . . . reflects the new way of thinking, and the new concept of being Canadian. The stories in this book deal with harsh realities, and give a better understanding of the meaning of race, and the problems caused by racial divides.” —Times Colonist
In This Together appears at #7 on the National Post‘s Nonfiction Bestseller list.
In This Together featured on 49th Shelf’s Spring Preview
“In This Together is an extremely timely and thought-provoking collection of essays . . . a powerful volume.” —I Heart Edmonton blog
Katharine Palmer Gordon’s “Mother Tongues” is excerpted by the Tyee.
Editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and essay contributors Katherine Palmer Gordon and Rhonda Kronyk are interviewed for All Lit Up’s Jules’ Tools for Change feature.
“In This Together demonstrates that colonization is not a thing of Canada’s past, and suggests that real reconciliation is only possible through an honest appraisal of our present.” —Quill & Quire
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail tells Praire Books Now: “I’ve always found the best way to understand ‘issues’ is through personal stories, and I think the idea of reconciliation is no different . . . I hope readers will use the essays in this book as a springboard for examining the stories they tell themselves . . . about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in this country.”